my dear friend heather snagged this lamp for me when her husband's hotel was gonna trash it, but gold doesn't really go with my decor. nothing a little spray paint won't fix!
now...it needs a lampshade. i buy a plain one for 3 bucks at ross (a tjmaxx type place), cover it with toile fabric on sale and add a little clearance priced black fringe. i attach it all with my hot glue gun for easy removal down the road.
for less than 5 dollars i got this entire lamp that is just the style i wanted!